Joseph Alfred Lamy

Joseph Alfred Lamy was born in Mirecourt in 1850. He apprenticed with Charles Claude Nicolas Husson alongside Joseph Arthur Vigneron and Charles Claude Husson. He later trained under Francois Nicolas Voirin, with whom he was associated for most of his working life. Upon Voirin’s death in 1885, Lamy established his own workshop on rue Poissoniere. Lamy passed his skill down to his son, Alfred Lamy, who went on to become highly successful in his own right.

Lamy designed a unique model for his bows with slightly more volume in the sticks and the frogs. The result is a stronger, sturdier bow. He followed the traidition of French bowmaking, and his training with Voirin is clearly evident in his work.